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Widodo Makmur Unggas chooses Smart™ hatchery technology from Royal Pas Reform for new broiler farm on Java

5 November 2020, at 12:30pm

Jakarta-based poultry vertical integrator Widodo Makmur Unggas (WMU) has opened its latest broiler breeding farm and hatchery at Tonggor, in the Yogjakarta region of Java, Indonesia, following an inauguration ceremony attended by the region’s Deputy Governor.

Mr. Ali Mas’adi, CEO WMU Group
Mr. Ali Mas’adi, CEO WMU Group

With a capacity of 24 million day old chicks (DOC) per year, the new facility is equipped with incubators, hatchery automation and climate control systems from Royal Pas Reform – designed to produce healthy and highly uniform day-old chicks.

The specification includes 12 SmartSetPro™-6 setters with Adaptive Metabolic Feedback (AMF™) and Energy Saving Module (ESM™), 12 SmartHatchPro™-5 hatchers with SmartWatch™ and climate control.

SmartWatch™ is a unique tool for hatch-window control, which creates ideal conditions for chicks to hatch – by optimizing the humidity and CO2 inside the hatcher. It monitors and adjusts the hatching process automatically – from the day of transfer, through to the hatching of the last chicks – eliminating any need for human intervention.

Mr. Ali Mas’adi, WMU’s CEO says: “With these facilities, the purpose of supporting the national food security program as well as contributing to the welfare of the people of Yogyakarta will be achieved.”

WMU is a leading integrated poultry business, with production facilities spread across Java, including commercial broiler farm, commercial layer farm, feed mill and slaughter house divisions which support its main goal in supplying chicken meat.

“Also by supporting farmers and SME’s of Indonesia, we will grow the business bigger,” says Ali.

Royal Pas Reform’s Sales Director, Bas Kanters says: “We are delighted to be working with WMU in Java. It is a progressive business that is making an important contribution to expanding Indonesia’s poultry market and distribution network.”